We are pleased to invite
you to attend the fall meeting of the ISAAPT. Please come
to learn more about physics, discover new tools and techniques
for teaching physics, share your experiences via contributed
presentations and Take Fives, and meet old and new friends.
This meeting will showcase the 600 kW
wind turbine that provides energy for the Sherrard School
District. Please note below the new information
about the wind turbine tour.
We had been planning tours of the Sherrard
School District's wind turbine that would include climbing 160
feet to the top. However, on Monday, Oct. 4 it was
determined that it would not be safe for us to do this climb.
Although permission had been granted several weeks ago, on
second thought the school did not want to assume the liability
if there was an injury. Chris LaRoche is very, very sorry
that the climbing has been canceled.
The wind turbine is
near the football field so we now plan to walk over during the
Friday and Saturday break times to check out
its sound and size. Chris may be showing a video taken at
presentations are scheduled on Friday afternoon and Saturday
morning. There are five categories of
presentations: (a) Active Learning, (b) Teaching Methods, (c) Demonstrations, (d)
Research, and (e) Other. Please check the appropriate box when you fill out the
Online form. Here is the current list of
● Congratulations to
Deborah Lojkutz who will receive the 2010
Distinguished Service Citation!
● The banquet will be at the Milan Community Center.
Here is the
● The ISAAPT Council will meet
at 7:00 am on Saturday morning.
● The business meeting will be held during
lunch on Saturday. At that time the following
three books that are provided by the AAPT will be
given as door prizes. You must be present at
lunch to win.
1. Catching the Light: The Entwined History of Light
and Mind (Zajonc)
2. Relativity: The Special and General Theory
3. NetLearning: Why Teachers Use the Internet (Serim
registers for the meeting may take 5 minutes or less to share a
favorite item related to teaching physics - a demonstration, a
new Web site, announcement of an upcoming event, ...
Please use the Registration form to tell us the title of your
Take Five. There may be time for a few unannounced Take
Fives at the end of the last session of the day.